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With Ajinomoto Foods

You must enroll in your benefits within 30 days of your date of hire.

Your benefit elections will become effective immediately after enrollment.

If you enroll in the SIMNSA HMO, your benefits will become effective on the 1st of the month following your date of hire.

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Nutritional Check-in

Amino Acids and Low Sodium


All about amino acids

Your body's building bones

Consuming essential amino acids is crucial for good health.

Eating a variety of foods that contain protein each day is the best way for people to ensure that they are getting adequate amounts of essential amino acids. With today’s modern diet and access to a wide variety of foods, deficiency is rare for people who are generally in good health.

Lysine is in meat, eggs, soy, black beans, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds.
Meat, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds, and whole grains contain large amounts of histidine. Cottage cheese and wheat germ contain high quantities of threonine.
Methionine is in eggs, grains, nuts, and seeds. Valine is in soy, cheese, peanuts, mushrooms, whole grains, and vegetables.
Isoleucine is plentiful in meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, lentils, nuts, and seeds. Dairy, soy, beans, and legumes are sources of leucine.
Phenylalanine is in dairy, meat, poultry, soy, fish, beans, and nuts.
Tryptophan is in most high-protein foods, including wheat germ, cottage cheese, chicken, and turkey.


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A Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) has been designed to assist you with better understanding the coverage being offered to you, and to allow you to compare coverage options. The SBC is available on www.afnabenefits.com. A paper copy is also available, free of charge, by calling 1-855-557-1467.

Ajinomoto Foods permits INSURERS to offer employees of Ajinomoto Foods certain voluntary insurance programs. Whether you choose to enroll in any of these programs is completely optional and voluntary. Ajinomoto Foods does not make a contribution towards the cost of these programs and employees pay the full cost of premiums on an after-tax basis. Ajinomoto Foods does not sponsor, maintain, endorse, recommend, or promote these voluntary programs. Ajinomoto Foods'S involvement regarding these voluntary insurance programs is strictly limited to allowing the insurer access to employees to publicize these programs and Ajinomoto Foods may perform certain ministerial functions such as payroll deduction and forwarding employee premium payments to the insurer. Ajinomoto Foods does not receive any consideration in the form of cash or otherwise in connection with the program, other than reasonable compensation, excluding any profit, for administrative services actually rendered in connection with payroll deductions. Accordingly, these voluntary insurance programs are not subject to ERISA and related regulations. All questions or claims regarding these programs should be directed to the insurer.

All benefit plans are governed by master policies, contracts, and plan documents. In the event of any inconsistency between the information contained herein and the applicable plan documents, the provisions of the plan documents shall prevail. Ajinomoto Foods reserves the right to amend, suspend or terminate any benefit plan, in whole or in part, at any time. The authority to make such changes rests with the Plan Administrator.